The start of autumn brings with it so many wonderful things — not the least of which are the rich and hearty dishes we so often associate with this time of year. Flavors get bolder, deeper, and our appetite for the light and refreshing tastes of summer gives way to a hunger for warmth and comfort.
To celebrate this glorious and colorful time of year, we are sharing some of our very favorite fall dishes, and we invite you to do the same!
Butternut Squash Beef Chili — Bare Bones Broth
Nothing signals fall as unmistakably as a steaming bowl heaped high with chili. This dish has it all: It’s easy, it covers all the food groups, it’s filling and it’s delicious.
Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions — MyRecipes.com
Apples are the quintessential fall crop, and this dish is a simple, healthy way to enjoy some fresh off the tree and get your first fragrant taste of fall.
Braised Root Vegetables and Cabbage with Fall Fruit — Food & Wine
This one is full of unexpected surprises. We love that it features fresh, in-season vegetables and fruit, and brings out their flavors with our personal favorite culinary secret: bone broth.
Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes — Cooking Light
Or any kind of mashed sweet potatoes, honestly. We make and serve this dish year-round, but we enjoy it most when the air is turning crisp, the leaves are turning brilliant colors and ripe pecans cover the ground. Add in a little bone broth to give this dish more richness and depth.
French Onion Soup – Epicurious
Our mouths start to water at the mere mention of French onion soup. The secret to this, or any, French onion soup, is in the broth. Start with a rich, flavorful bone broth and you will end up with a rich, flavorful dish that will have you craving French onion soup three meals a day.
Your turn: What are your favorite meals that embody or celebrate fall?